Character is essential to every drawing created by Zoë More O’Ferrall – it may be a rock star or it may be a cat, even a shoe – but it speaks to the observer. More O’Ferrall relishes every idiosyncratic twist of a subject, from unevenness of teeth to sharpness of claws; her task is to tell us exactly how it is, to ‘impale’ her subject. Her strength of line enables her to merge graphics and illustration, often combined with lettering. Her subject may be an old building or a hot designer but her work tells us everything we need to know about it without guile or subterfuge. There are elements of surprising line complexity and build-up of technique, yet the final results are strong statements that engage the observer directly. ...

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